Category: General News

UK ‘in grip of worst flu season since 2011’

Latest weekly figures show rise in numbers of patients going to their GP and being admitted to hospital. BBC News – Home

Chris Tarrant guilty of drink-driving

The radio and TV host was found to be over the legal limit while returning from a pub near his home. BBC News – Home

Travel disruption as high winds and snow hit UK

Gusts of up to 83mph bring down trees and damage electric wires across parts of the UK. BBC News – Home

Emily Maitlis fears stalker will never stop

The Newsnight presenter speaks about being harassed by a former friend for more than two decades. BBC News – Home

In push to 'fast track' women into office, gender quotas gain traction

When Laura Chinchilla was elected Costa Rica’s first woman president in 2010, she made sure to thank some of her symbolic supporters. Schoolchildren cast ballots in their own mock presidential elections, which she won by a landslide. “When I showed up at the schools, teachers pulled me aside to say that a lot of their girls returned to class after the election more outspoken,” former President Chinchilla says in an interview. Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

How insecurity in Afghanistan is constraining the Red Cross

The International Committee of the Red Cross, which has been in Afghanistan since 1987, generally runs toward disaster and conflict, not away from them. Najmudin Helal is just one symbol of the ICRC’s ability to transform lives broken by war in Afghanistan. In 1988, he arrived at the ICRC’s newly opened orthopedic center in Kabul for treatment after having lost both his legs to a landmine years before. Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Coarse words and new thinking

As is often pointed out, coarse or profane language usually represents an outburst of emotion, not careful reason. The president of the United States recently used coarse language while discussing important legislation regarding immigrants with members of Congress. Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines